Upcoming Louisville ECD Dance Dates:


NEXT UP!!!           


April 28,    Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00


May 12,    Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00


May 26,    Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00


June 9,    Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00


June 23,    JASNA Ball Practice, 3:00 -4:30


June 30,    JASNA Ball Practice AND

                   Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00

                        Note that this is a fifth Sunday


July 7,   JASNA Ball Practice, 3:00 - 4:30


July 12,   JASNA Ball Practice and Preview,

                8:00 - 10:00

                St. Andrews Episcopal Church


July 13,    JASNA Festival Grand Ball

                8:00 - 11:00

                The Pendennis Club


July 14,    Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00


July 28,    Regular Class, 3:00 - 5:00


Want to know more about English Country Dance?


HERE IS A VIDEO explaining ECD to new dancers:

http://www.henryandjacqui.com/ECD/


Wikipedia’s description is here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/English_country_dance


Traveling?  A list of ECD groups across the USA can be found at:

http://www-ssrl.slac.stanford.edu/~winston/ecd/hotbeds.htmlx


A general source of dance information with links to ECD, ceilidh, and other dance information.

Be warned, once you go here you are at risk of losing a couple of hours.

https://www.webfeet.org/efolk/


Animations of lots of dances.

http://www.dancekaleidoscope.org.au/Dance.html


A set of videos showing how to do 22 formations:

 http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL98115A77C0A52C39

     

Alan Winston’s ECD Mailing List (Discussion group) and links to more than you thought you wanted to know:

http://www-ssrl.slac.stanford.edu/%7Ewinston/ecd.htmlx


English dance is slow and stately? Uhmmm, check out this video of the London Folk Dance display team:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIIOMCz0jFc

The next ECD Dance in Louisville will be :

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https://www.facebook.com/LouisvilleECD/

More information about upcoming events

Other Dance Groups in the area

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June 22, 2019 - Frankfort, KY

The Simple Summer Ball presented by the Capital City Historical Dancers and Musicians.

An Antebellum themed dance to include Waltz, Schottische, Quadrille, Cotillion and Country Dances.

summer ball 2019.pdf

or on the Calendar Page

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June 29, 2019 - Corydon, IN

The Capitol Ball, 7 - 10 on the wooden floor of the YMCA of Harrison County. Don Corson calling to the music of Keltricity.

https://www.thisisindiana.org/event/the-capitol-ball/

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June 23, 30, and July 7 - Louisville, KY

JASNA Ball practice

St. Andrews 3:30 - 4:30 (except the 30th which is our regular class, running until 5:00)

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July 12 - Louisville, KY

Final ball practice and refresher class

8:00 - 10:00, St. Andrews Episcopal Church

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July 13 - Louisville, KY

JASNA Grand Ball

8:00 - 11:00

Pendennis Club

See http://jasnalouisville.com for registration information

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July 14-20, 2019 Murray State University

Kentucky Dance Institute (KDI). A week of international and English dance.

https://www.knobtiger.com/portals/knobtiger/documents/Brochure.pdf


large registration and additional information:

KDI 2019 registration and information.pdf

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October 6, 2019 - Cincinnati Harvest Dance Party & Potluck. Open mike callers, local band.

https://www.cincyecd.org/wordpress-new/category/events/

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October 20-21 - Columbus, Ohio

ECD Weekend with Bruce Hamilton and the music of Bare Necessities.

http://www.columbusenglishcountrydance.org/CCDW/

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November 1 - 3, 2019 - Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati ECD Weekend with Joanna Reiner

and the music of Foxfire (Karen Axelrod and Daron Douglas)

https://www.cincyecd.org/wordpress-new/category/events/

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December 7, 2019 - Louisville, KY

Jane Austen Ball at the Pendennis Club, Don Corson with the music of Keltricity.

How about this! a winter version of the popular ball.

Watch for details.

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From the CDSS The Country Dancer, March, 1951:

LOUISVILLE CENTER Hot Time in the Old Town

The last dance of the evening for the regular meeting, January 23, of the Louisville Country Dance Center was "The Fireman's Dance." The dancers enjoyed it so much they insisted on repeating it shouting "Fire, fire, fire," in the choruses. Eight hours later the dancers learned that the University of Louisville's Student Union Building, where they had danced, had burned to the ground during the night. "We later learned it was due to an explosion in the heating system," said Mrs. Phil Millet, secretary-treasurer of the group, "but you've no idea how we all felt for a while !" Thanks to comment on the incident in the press, many people knew of the Center's plight, and the dancers received a number of kind offers of meeting places.


Thanks to Peter Rogers for finding this.

And since you asked:

http://www.contrafusion.co.uk/Dances/EFDS4005-TheFiremansDance.html

Kathy and Don Corson

On the Web:WWW.LouisvilleECD.org

e-mail: Dancers@LouisvilleECD.org

or:

502   554  -  0701

Dancing at

St. Andrews Episcopal Church

2233 Woodbourne Avenue

Louisville, KY 40205

           The Human Body was designed to walk, run, or stop; it wasn’t built for coasting.” C Hightower

          

Life is not a journey of coasting to the grave with the intention of arriving in a pretty and well

     preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways thoroughly used up, totally worn out and proclaiming

                                                                                   WOW WHAT A RIDE!!!                         -Hunter S. Thompson, "Gonzo"


“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”   -Friedrich Nietzsche


...frequent disputes arose in the Ball Room, by different persons performing the Figure differently from others, and each persisting in his own opinion, and declaring his manner of performing the Figure to be correct.

- Thomas Wilson, The Complete System of English Country Dancing, 1815

http://regencydances.org/interpretation.php

Last update:  April 12, 12:45 AM

 


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